Fourth Squad detectives report the arrest of a Far Rockaway man for an incident that occurred on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm in Lawrence.
According to detectives, Miguel Torres, 18, of 2925 Gerson Street, while inside Seasons Express, 50 Doughty Boulevard, removed a six pack of beer from the shelves and exited the store without attempting to pay for the merchandise. After being confronted by the store employee, defendant Torres, struck the 24 year old male victim in the arm with a bat causing substantial pain and swelling before fleeing the scene. 911 was then contacted.
A notification and description of the defendant was broadcasted to area units and a short time later he was located in the parking lot of the Inwood train station. After a subsequent investigation Torres was placed into custody.
Torres is charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree.
Torres will be arraigned in Mineola on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Details by: Det. Green/4th Squad 08/29/20/0100/8834